• B.Sc., University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
  • LL.B., University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Personal Injury
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency


Rod Gillis is one of New Brunswick’s leading litigation lawyers. Mr. Gillis focuses his practice on civil litigation, commercial litigation, and class actions.  He has served as local, regional and national counsel for a variety of clients.  He has extensive experience working with team approaches to complex litigation, ranging from trials to strategic partnering on technical and expert defense issues in complex cases.  He has appeared as first chair trial counsel throughout New Brunswick in the Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal and also with the Federal Court Trial Division and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Mr. Gillis is a frequent speaker on litigation-related topics, including the development and presentation of expert witnesses, advanced cross-examination techniques, complex trial preparation, and case management.

Mr. Gillis is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell’s highest peer review recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.  Mr. Gillis is a member of Law Society of New Brunswick; Canadian and International Bar Associations; Saint John Law Society and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.


Rod has lectured to professional associations as far away as Australia.


  • Saint John Law Society
  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Canadian and International Bar Associations
  • The United States Transport Lawyers Association
  • Federation of Insurance Counsel
Melissa Gillis
Melissa Gillis